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Date published: 17th September 2019

On Thursday, 19 September North Norfolk District Council and with the support of environmental charity Hubbub UK are launching North Walsham’s first community fridge in a growing effort to tackle food waste.

To celebrate this launch there will be a special stall at North Walsham market from 10am to 12pm. This stall will offer the public a chance to learn more about the community fridge from those involved as well as elected councillors. Come along for hints and tips on how to reduce your food waste and save money and pick up some tasty recipe cards too.

The fridge will be hosted by Café Kitale in St Nicholas Court, with the fridge will be open on weekdays at 10am-2pm. This is in efforts to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted.

 North Norfolk District Council is calling all local food businesses/allotment holders in North Walsham and surrounding areas to donate surplus food from September 19 onwards.

To find out more about the North Walsham Fridge, to donate or volunteer visit their Facebook page or email

More information on The Community Fridge Network, including a map of fridge locations and advice for those interested in setting up a community fridge can be found online. 

Cllr Nigel Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “NNDC fully support community minded groups of people who wish to set up community fridges in their towns and villages within North Norfolk. We hope this fridge will be just as successful as the one Fakenham received recently. The fridge will reduce the amount of food waste in the area and helps provide essential food items for those who most need them.”

Last updated: 17th September 2019